Nude Bea Arthur Painting By John Currin Sells For $1.9 Million At Christie’s Auction
The controversial artist John Currin painted “Bea Arthur Naked” in 1991, which features the late actress in nothing but her birthday suit. It’s just one of many nude paintings created by the artist, who tends to choose provocative women — both celebrities and nonentities — as his subject matter.
The painting was expected to fetch between $1.8 and $2.5 million, so whomever scored the naked Bea got their famous artwork for a bargain price. You can view more of Currin’s titillating imagery here. All we can say is, thank goodness Blanchewasn’t around for this sale because she would have been so jealous.